Dezeen: Top Ten Skyscraper Designs – LEGO Tower*

6 04 2008

As part of their Top Ten series dezeen.com have posted a top ten list of the best skyscraper designs based on the visits to the different posts on their website.

The number one design is the LEGO towers by Bjarke Ingels Group. It is a proposal for a residential, retail and hotel development in Copenhagen.

Here is a small timelapse clip of how the LEGO Tower was build over the course of five weeks…

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Visit: dezeen.com

(Source: dezeen.com)

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London Festival of Architecture: Jelly Competition*

5 04 2008

Found this one on the dezeen blog. As part of the 2008 London Festival of Architecture dezeen and Bompas & Parr (self proclaimed Jelly Experts) are asking architects to submit designs that will be made into jellies and exhibited (and eaten) at a special Architectural Jelly Banquet.

Dezeen writes that entries will be judged on innovation, aesthetics and “wobble factor”, with the best jelly moulds auctioned to raise money for Architects for Aid.

Pretty funny competition ;o)

Visit: Bompas & Parr

(Source: dezeen.com)





BMW & Citroën: Automobile Brand Centers*

3 10 2007

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Here is two impressive examples of automobile brand centers from BMW and Citroën.

BMW WELT*

BMW have just released the first pictures of their BMW Welt Brand Center, which will be opened for the public on October 23rd. The center features different sections from “Pick up your BMW” to a “Technology and Design Atelier” and a “Junior Center”.

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The architecture looks pretty impressive and you should defintely have a look at the website , which also features a section that shows visuals of the planning and building process. The architect in charge is Coop Himmelb(l)au.

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CITROËN C42*

In 1927 Citroën bought a showroom at No. 42 Avenue Champs-Élysées in Paris. Since then it’s been in use to display Citroëns products in many different ways. Three years ago they’ve then startet construction of their new Brand Center “C42“.

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The purpose of the show room is to showcase Citroën at the heart of Parisian and French culture. I have not been there yet but from what I read and what I can see this is a highly impressive piece of architecture.

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The showroom is equipped with eight rotating turntables that rise up vertically through the the building, displaying different models. In addition there is a panoramic elevator that offers a great view of some of Paris’ key landmarks like the Tour Eiffel.

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Visit: www.bmw-welt.com & www.c42.fr

(Source: dezeen.com)